KS: Chance of suicide justified public safety stop

Finding a car parked in a place where people notoriously went to commit suicide justified this public safety encounter. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the car and searched it. State v. McDonald, 2023 Kan. App. LEXIS 5 (Feb. 3, 2023).

The question is not whether the search warrant should have issued, but whether there was objective good faith reliance on what it showed. There was enough for the good faith exception. United States v. Robinson, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 2695 (5th Cir. Feb. 2, 2023).*

The parole search of defendant’s home was justified because he traveled far away from home to NYC with the excuse he didn’t ask for permission because it would have been denied. United States v. Jackson, 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17856 (W.D.N.Y. Feb. 2, 2023).*

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